By default, all Advanced Custom Fields metaboxes with a position/context of “side” are given a priority of “core” which means that they’ll be positioned below the WordPress Publish, Categories and Tags metaboxes, and possibly others. The function below can be used to bump up a priority of a metabox to “high” so that it appears at the very top of the side column (in two-column view).

Just be sure to change ‘My Field Group’ to the name of the Advanced Custom Fields field group whose priority you want to change.


  1. Darren June 20, 2018 at 4:44 pm


    Life saver! was looking for a fix for the sidebar priority for over two hours now, thank you!

  2. Barcelo November 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm


    Thanks Kellen for sharing! Fantasctic :), exaclty whta I was trying to accomplish.

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